Καλωσορίσατε: Welcome to the micro Manufacturing Medical Automation and Robotic Systems (MARS) Lab of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. The MARS lab caters to both academic research as well as industry sponsored research. Academically, it is used as a teaching environment for automation and robotics based classes where hands on robotic instruction is encouraged at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Industry funded research projects involve automated workcell studies using state of the art hardware and software tools. These interactions provide not just additional educational and research opportunities to the student, but also provide valuable research to the sponsoring company. This interaction helps to bring university and corporate resources together in benefical ways for both. The real beneficiaries however are the students who graduate better prepared in the fields of robotics, manufacturing, automation and controls.
The laboratory is a dual use laboratory where in addition to the advanced research activities, educational activities utilizing the resources of the lab relating to robotics, manufacturing, automation and controls take place.
I, the director of the MARs lab, would like to personally welcome you, να σας καλωσορίσω προσωπικά, to the MARS lab web site. Please feel free to explore the information on this web page and feel free to contact us should you like to have more information on various research and educatonal activities of the lab, and if possible we would share information with you. Professor Panos S. Shiakolas.
- Congratulations are in order for Ryan - keep up the great work!
Ryan sucessfully defended his MS thesis Improving Scoliosis Rehabilitation on April 14, 2014 (wow 4-14-14)!.
Keep up the great work and the group is looking forward to your endevours.
- Congratulations are in order for Salman - keep up the great work!
Salman participated in UTA's ACES 2014 symposium on March 26, 2014 with a poster on his research work titled Finite Element modeling of Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) surgery to improve surgical outcomes. Salman was awarded an honorable mention on the Graduate Poster Presentations. ACES awards web page http://www.uta.edu/aces/awards.php.
- Congratulations are in order for Prashanth - keep up the great work!
Prashanth Ravi was awarded the Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Graduate Research Fellowship for 2013-2014 at the College of Engineering awards baquet on February 21, 2014. This is a competitive award for first semester doctoral or doctoral bound students.
- The 3D BioPrinter group is on a roll! The successful interface of the hardware and software modules is opening up doors for research activities in many areas of additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing). Information will be uploaded and shared as appropriate.Since the majority of this group are high speed racing enthousiasts, all I can say to them is Start Your Engines!
- The 3D BioPrinter project successfully printed their first single layer component using their first dispenser design based on FDM and PLA built material on Jan. 14, 2104 and a few days later they had real components - the two cups on the right. Gentlemen congratulations!
- Chris Abrego and Prashanth Ravi passed their PhD diagnostic examination, the first examination towards the doctoral program in January 2014. Congratulations are in order!
- Salman is on his way to Pakistan to get married! Safe travels and congratulations (December 2013)
- Salman succcessfully pesented and defended his doctoral research proposal (aka PhD Comprehensive) in December 2013. His research proposal is titled On Improving Surgical Outcomes of Partial Thickness Corneal Endothelial Keratoplasty
- Reggie successfully presented his masters project in December 2013 titled Modeling and Analysis of a Thermoelectric Cooler for Localized Application
- Adil successfully presented his masters project in December 2013 titled IntestineBot: Conceptual Design and Preliminary Analysis of an Intestine Robot
- Musab successfully presented his masters project in November 2013 titled Investigation of LabVIEW- sbRIO for a MagLev Device for Teaching and Research
BioMEMS: Visitors interested in the research work on Micromanufacturing, BioMEMS and more specifically on Femtosecond Laser MicroManufacturing and Hot Embossing Microreplication Microfabrication are encouraged to visit the MicroManufacturing and BioMEMS lab website where details of the research and manufacturing facilities are provided.
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Last Updated - April 17, 2014